September 11, 1950 (21st Parliament, 3rd Session)


James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

There is just one other question. It has been brought to my attention that there are approximately 90,000 houses under construction. Most of them are going to be occupied, probably by young people setting up in life. It was probably advisable that stoves were omitted from the list of taxable articles the minister mentioned last Thursday. It is pointed out to me that it would be highly desirable that the effect of leaving them tax free should not be negatived by too stiff regulation of instalment buying. These are the very people who will need to buy these articles on instalments, and I think it would be undesirable that stoves should go only to people who can pay in cash.

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